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As a new Silversurfers member, I have wondered why a couple of my polite article comments have utterly disappeared. And then it hit me: Both of those comments that disappeared contained URLs (i.e., "links") to YouTube videos, so the "system" must have interpreted my comments as SPAM and automatically removed them.
It's pretty much the same on most web sites. I spent a good deal of time carefully selecting videos for those very nice comments! When we stop to consider that a main feature of the internet is the usefulness of "hypertext links," a feature that allows us good folks to communicate in ways beyond just old-fashioned ways, we begun to understand that what bad folks do, combined with the "system" of "protection" that is in place, is actually HURTING us good folks, preventing us from enjoying a main, intended feature of the internet.
Do you feel that our being hurt like this should be addressed by our society? Sure, we can find workarounds to posting URLs, but workarounds tend to reduce the desired precision of our expression, sometimes to the point of pointlessness.
What do you think about this--what amounts to censorship--that is caused by anti-SPAM measures? Is there a better way than the current type of "automation"? What is the solution? Can we make our society BETTER?
Is it just me or are TV remote controls over complicated, especially for the older generation? My mother suffers from dementia, and really struggles with operating her TV. She has 2 controls; one for the TV operation, and the other for her set top Digital box, which she needs to be able to continue using her TV since the digital switchover. She struggles to comprehend how they both work together, and ends up unable to watch television because it is over complicated.
With our aging population, is it time for us to insist that TV manufactures give us a choice between very simple controls, with a limited number of buttons (on/off, volume, channel choice)??
What do you think?
Hi - Can any kind soul advise on recording from a smart tv?
I have installed external usb hard drive and the tv is recording to this.
Am I correct, that only one channel can be recorded and that you cannot record a channel and watch another channel at the same time?
That the hard drive format, means cannot be played back on a windows computer?
That the tv will access my wifi laptop on network, re audio video & photo's but I cannot access the tv on my laptop, even though it is shown on the network?
Have you ever been subject to any scams either via email or on the phone? Can you share any experiences that you have had, which may help alert others and to be aware?
Here is a feature which points out common email scams to avoid and another about potential Pension scams
From printing anything off to a wireless printer,to editing and producing photos, videos, the newer ipads are doing great, yes, you do have to charge them up regularly but that means you are using it to its best
Can anyone tell me if there is a way to boost the reception to my DAB radios? I have got two radios - one a Roberts Gemini 12 and the other a Roberts WM202 and neither will receive Classic FM (my favourite station) unless the radios are in FM mode. Is this the fault of the radio station or where I live? (If it's relevant I can get BBC radio 2, 3 and 4 and I have had to have a booster on my TV aerial because of poor reception)
I am a very happy non TV licence holder. I use the internet for all my programme watching and apart from my Netflix subscription, I pay for no other TV. I watch ITV/Chanel 4/Chanel 5 and a multitude of other on demand TV and films using a Roku box. Roku also make the SkyTV NowTV box but because the NowTV box is used to mainly get you to subscribe to NowTV chanels, very little else is available using this box yet the Roku box can be used to get NowTV and over 500 other chanels! If you want to get rid of your satellite/Virgin subscription and you have a normal (non high speed cable) Internet service, get yourself a Roku box from Argos/Currys/PC World/Amazon. It's brilliant and there are so many services to use without the expense of traditional subscription TV services
This is a new social and professional networking platform. It's great for people trying out blogging. Less silly than Facebook and much friendlier than LinkedIn. Has anyone tried it out? I have and I think it's great for people of my age.